Friend: (companion...confidant...neighbor...trust )

... fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. --- Shirley MacLaine

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life. --- Joseph Addison 1672

Animals are such agreeable friends

they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. --- George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Be a friend to thyself and others will too. --- Thomas Fuller 1608

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. --- Charles W Eliot 1834

Discourage litigation. Persuade you neighbors to compromise whenever you can ... As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do. --- Quintus Ennius

Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says 'Do this.' --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late. --- Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883

Freindship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives. --- Alexandre Dumas 1803

Friendship is a sheltering tree. --- Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then will the faculties rise fair and full within. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins. --- American Indian Paryer

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. --- Koran

He that is a friend to himself, know; he is a friend to all. --- Montaigne 1533

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking him if there's anyting you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it. --- E.W. Howe 1853

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other. --- Carl Schurz

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. --- Joseph Addison 1672

Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire? --- Dag Hammarskjold 1905

Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens; bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh. --- Samuel Ben Judah Ibn Tibbon 1150

My theme is to make a difference right here in my own neighborhood. I don't have to fight the whole world. If I do well where I am, it will make a difference in the rest of the world... People want to do and to be better. They need inspiration to change and to try to make a difference. They need a catalyst to inspire faith and to encourage them to take a risk...(once a Mexican-American migrant farm worker) --- Esau Herrera

Never befriend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor. --- Ogden Nash

No man is wise enough by himself. --- Titus Maccius Plautus 250BC

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. --- Rober Louis Stevenson 1850

The good man is the friend of all living things. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus, even plainest when all around is dark. --- Grace Crowell 1877

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

The only way to have a friend is to be one. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

The rule for us all is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. --- C.S. Lewis 1898

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. --- Alfred Adler 1870

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